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Born
Meulebeke 1548-05
born on a Sunday in May 1548 (so either 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30 May)
Deceased
Amsterdam 1606-09-11
Houbraken 1718
Family relationships
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son of Cornelis van Mander and Johanna van Beke, father of Karel van Mander II, grandfather of Karel van Mander III; brother of Cornelis (cloth merchant) and Adam (poet and painter)
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In the 'Schilderboeck' he wrote that he designed tapestries for Spiering: later he transferred this consignment to Hendrick Vroom, as he was unable to draw ships.
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  • Tielt
    attending the Latin school (Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Gent 1566 - 1567
    studying with a Frech master; then first training by Lucas de Heere (Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Kortrijk 1568 - 1569
    pupil of Pieter Vlerick (Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Meulebeke 1569 - 1573
    writing morality plays and poetry in his parent's house (Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Florence 1573 - 1574
    met Giorgio Vasari here, working at the Duomo (Saur 2015)
  • Terni 1573
    Palazzo Spada, possibly still in 1573
  • Rome 1574 - 1577
    became friends with Bartholomeus Spranger
  • Krems 1577
    painted fresco's there at the cemetery 'Gods-Acker'
  • Wenen 1577
    worked on the decorations for the festive entrance of Emperor Rudolph II; collaborated with the sculptor Hans Mont (Saur 2015)
  • Neurenberg 1577
    on his way home; admired the self-portrait of Albrecht Dürer
  • Meulebeke 1578 - 1580
    c. ; fled the village with his new wife, escaping marauding Walloon soldiers, who sacked Meulebeke
  • Kortrijk 1582
  • Brugge 1582
  • Haarlem 1583 - 1603
    bought a house at the Kleine Houtstraat in 1592; member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1584; became friends with Goltzius and Cornelisz. van Haarlem, the period 1586-1590 termed 'the Haarlem Academy' ; 1583 became a member of the Chamber of rhetorics 'de witte anjelier'(White Carnation) Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Huis Zevenbergen (Heemskerk) 1603 - 1604
    completing the 'Schilderboeck' (Luijten et al. 1993)
  • Amsterdam 1604-06 - 1606-09-11
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, history (as a genre), portrait, landscape (as genre), flower piece, Christian religious scene, mythology
In the 2nd edition of his 'Schilderboeck' of 1618 (1st ed. 1604) there is mention in his biography of a consignment of four flower paintings that had to be sent to Hamburg (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 137).
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-17; Last modified date: 2020-11-13

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